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Founded: 1919
ISSN 0006-9248
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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.120, No.3, p.195–199, 2019

Title: Comparison of the complete blood count-derived inflammatory markers in bipolar patients with manic and mixed episodes
Author: S. S. Kirlioglu, Y. H. Balcioglu, T. Kalelioglu, E. Erten, N. Karamustafalioglu

Abstract: OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare altered inflammatory status between patients with bipolar manic and mixed episodes through neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR) levels.
BACKGROUND: NLR, PLR, and MLR are systemic inflammation biomarkers that have recently studied in bipolar disorder (BD) manic and depressive episodes. Immunological biomarker signature of mixed episodes and MLR levels in BD have less been studied.
DESIGN AND SETTING: Our study included 48 bipolar patients in a mood episode (28 manic, 20 mixed) and 32 controls. Study-specific form including sociodemographic and clinical variables with laboratory findings were filled for all participants.
METHODS: Red cell distribution width (RDW), mean platelet volume (MPV) neutrophil, lymphocyte and platelet count, NLR, PLR, and MLR were recorded.
RESULTS: PLR and MLR were found significantly higher in bipolar patients compared to controls while NLR and MLR were significantly higher in manic patients than in mixed patients. RDW was found higher in mixed episode compared to controls.
CONCLUSIONS: One can interpret these findings as MLR would be considered as a novel state biomarker for bipolar mood episodes and greater inflammatory activation may be involved in mania rather than mixed episode (Tab. 2, Fig. 1, Ref. 35).

Keywords: bipolar disorder, inflammation, mixed episodes
Published online: 19-Mar-2019
Year: 2019, Volume: 120, Issue: 3 Page From: 195, Page To: 199
doi:10.4149/BLL_2019_051


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